Entries related to: teaching-tools

ESL Curriculum Development Series: Technology in the Classroom

By MK Argo
Are you ready for the next step in our ESL Curriculum Development Series? In this installment, we will discuss how you can adapt and perfect your curriculum for your ESL school's platform. We will also talk about the importance of incorporating interactive materials into your ESL lessons.
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ESL Curriculum Development Series: Assessing ESL Students

By MK Argo
What’s the most important part of any ESL Curriculum? The content of course. Now that you have taken care of all of the preliminaries of ESL curriculum development, you can dig in and begin crafting and compiling the perfect resources to make your ESL school successful.
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Education Trends: Teaching English Language Learners Through Technology

We are living in an era of never-before-seen learning and instruction systems. The impact of modern technology on the education industry is rapidly growing. The results are impeccable — we are making instruction smarter, more accessible and efficient by using state-of-the-art tools.
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9 ESL Games for Adults

Teaching English to adults has its own challenges. Of course, lesson plans for ESL adults often take on demanding topics, as mature students are more interested in learning Business English or communication skills for a job interview. However, surprisingly, the challenge for adult ESL often comes not from delving into complex subjects, but from teaching simple concepts.
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Research-Backed Ways to Teach ESL Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary forms the basis of language-learning instruction, for native-speakers and ESL students alike. However, concerningly, in spring of 2018, Oxford University Press commissioned a report pointing to a rapidly growing vocabulary deficiency among all students in primary and secondary schools. The study revealed that the problem caused low self-esteem and negative behavior among students. This lead to later issues in the workplace and life-long problems with communication. 
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How to Teach Effective Communication Between Teachers and Students in a Business English ESL Classroom

Many ESL students feel intimidated in using their learned language skills in a work setting. As ESL teachers, we  discern and dissect the obstacles in the way of our students' accomplishments. We all hope to pave a path to a brighter future for English learners.  In YourAgora’s series of "ESL in The Workplace," we contribute to that effort by focusing on the specifics - we help teachers tackle features of the professional world that may challenge both our students and ourselves. We also teach skills to help promote effective communication between teachers and students in the business English ESL classroom.
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Free Tools Guaranteed to Improve Your Business English Lesson Plans

Even for the most creative of ESL teachers, constantly having to find fresh, exciting resources for lessons may be a challenge. How do you optimize your time without sacrificing quality? Digging through an internet full of hopefully-useful information often takes hours. Who has time for that?
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